Competitions

Michael beats Callum in Champs!

Shropshire had two finalists in the 2017 Champion of Champions, in a day that the county was done proud. Michael Beer beat 2015 champion and Castlefields team mate Callum Wraight in the final, running out from 11-10 down. Mike had continued his form from winning the Talbot Trophy but had to fightback in his 1st round game from 18-10 down against Darren …

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Michael wins Talbot Trophy!

Mike Beer won the Talbot Trophy to earn his place at Saturday’s Champion of Champions. He put behind him the disappointment of his narrow loss in the last 16 Autumn Waterloo to storm back and win at the Raikes Hotel after beating Scott Simpson, who plays for Sir John Bayley over here, in the final 17. In the 1st round he …

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Midland Masters 2017 Report

Josh Bradburn made it three finalists out of the last three years in the Midland Masters but couldn’t quite follow the footsteps of Callum Wraight last year and succumbed to the same player as Wayne Rogers did in 2015, Greg Smith. Greg was different class in the final as he finally secured a place at this year’s Champion of Champions …

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Two out of three through!

We have two out of our three hopefuls through to the televised stages of the Autumn Waterloo as the competition reaches the last 16 stage. Rich Goddard overcame Pete Dunkley 14 while Mike Beer beat Simon Brown 13 to set up a mouth watering clash with Wayne Ditchfield, while Rich will play Malcolm Sims. Callum unfortunately dipped out losing 19 …

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Junior Inter League 2017 Report

Below is a report by Steve Burmingham who ran the Junior Inter League today on behalf of the hosts Flowfit Ludlow & District Bowling League. The SCGBA would like to thank Steve for his report and running the competition on behalf of the league. 6 teams spread across four different leagues within the County ventured to Ludlow to take part …

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Callum wins Brighouse, Josh makes final

Callum Wraight won another Champion of Champion competition in the Brighouse Classic on Saturday night after he defeated Graeme Wilson 11 in the final. He had a fairly comfortable night, his 14 win against James Hanson being the closest of them as he beat Ashley Tattersley 7 and Ryan Clark 10. Full scores are here. Josh Bradburn made the final …

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Junior Inter League Preview

The Junior Inter League takes place today in Ludlow with the home side looking to defend their title on home soil. But they will come under threat from Mid-Shropshire, Whitchurch and the Tanners Shropshire teams. Mid-Shropshire include Junior Merit Champion Harry Church while Tanners could include Peter Ashton Youth Trophy winner Kieran Jones. Whitchurch can count on the experience of …

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Midland Masters Preview

We have 13 qualifiers heading to Florence and trying to follow in the footsteps of Callum Wraight last season. Former Merit winner and runner up in this competition Wayne Rogers hopes to go one better and takes on Steve Donavon to start with. Other county players taking their place tomorrow include Colin Beaman, who plays Kevin Handley, and Wayne Phillips, …

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Trio get through!

The Castlefields trio that travelled up to Blackpool all got through to the last 32 on Monday of the Autumn Waterloo without to much of a scare. Callum Wraight was first through winning 15 against Andy Fleming, with Rich Goddard beating David Walker 13 and Mike Beer defeated Alan Gilpin 16. Callum now faces Steve Baskerville, with Rich Goddard facing Pete Dunkley …

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